[Python-3000] PEP 3131 accepted

Ka-Ping Yee python at zesty.ca
Thu May 24 23:12:55 CEST 2007

On Thu, 24 May 2007, [ISO-8859-1] "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
> > That's not true. In the Unicode BMP fallback font, you can easily
> >> differentiate all Unicode characters (in the BMP):
> >>
> >> http://scripts.sil.org/UnicodeBMPFallbackFont
> >
> > Er... somehow I don't think that's what Martin had in mind
> > when he used the word "font" in that context. :-)
> That might well be - however, I think that is because of an
> unclear problem statement. From the discussion, I gathered
> that the perceived problem is this:
> "Somebody maliciously sends me a patch, and I want to be
> able to tell visually that it's wrong."

The BMP fallback font isn't a meaningful answer to that problem
unless most people get in the habit of doing code reviews using
that font.  Most Python programmers, who probably won't be aware
of this issue because it doesn't come up in their day-to-day use,
are unlikely to do that.

-- ?!ng

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